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  • AKJZNAzsqknsxxkjnsjxGetting Started Guide Page 1

    cPanel // Linux Server

    Getting Started Guide

    cPanel for your Linux Server

  • Getting Started Guide: cPanel, Linux Server

    Version 2.2 (1.6.2012)

    Copyright 2012. All rights reserved.

    Distribution of this work or derivative of this work is prohibited unless prior written permission is obtained from the copyright holder.

    Trademarks used in this bookLinux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.cPanel is a registered trademark of cPanel, Inc.SSH and Secure Shell are trademarks of SSH Communications Security, Inc. RedHat and Fedora are registered trademarks of Red Hat Software, Inc. Mac is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group.Windows XP, Entourage, and Outlook are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.Thunderbird is an unregistered trademark of the Mozilla Foundation.

    All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.

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  • Table of ContentsIntroduction 5SECURITY INFORMATION! 5

    REPROVISIONING YOUR SERVER! 6

    GETTING HELP! 7

    OTHER RESOURCES! 9

    Setting Up Your Dedicated Server 10CHOOSING A HOST NAME, USER ID, AND PASSWORD! 10

    LOGGING IN TO YOUR MANAGER FOR THE FIRST TIME! 13

    Connecting to Your Dedicated Server 14CONNECTING TO YOUR SERVER USING WHM! 15

    CONNECTING TO YOUR SERVER USING SSH! 20

    GAINING ROOT ACCESS ON YOUR SERVER! 22

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  • Adding a Domain to Your Server 24LOGGING INTO WHM! 25

    STEP 1 - CREATING AN ACCOUNT IN WHM ! 25

    STEP 2 - ACCESSING CPANEL FOR YOUR DOMAIN! 27

    Setting Up DNS for Your Domains 29STEP 1 - CREATING A ZONE FILE FOR YOUR DOMAIN! 29

    STEP 2 - CREATING AND REGISTERING YOUR DOMAIN HOSTS ! 30

    STEP 3 - ASSIGNING THE NAME SERVERS TO YOUR DOMAIN! 31

    ACCESSING YOUR DOMAIN USING FTP (UPLOADING FILES)! 33

    Setting Up Email on Your Server 34USING CPANEL TO SET UP AN EMAIL ACCOUNT! 34

    ACCESSING YOUR ACCOUNT WITH AN EMAIL CLIENT! 36

    USING WEBMAIL TO ACCESS YOUR EMAIL! 37

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  • IntroductionUnlike normal hosting plans, which put many customers' accounts on a single server, a server is reserved exclusively for the account and use of a single customer. This means that you have exclusive rights to the server's bandwidth, memory, and storage space.

    When you purchase a server, you actually lease a server box that remains at our data centers, which you can configure and set up according to your preferences.

    SECURITY INFORMATION

    Compared with shared hosting, a server offers more power and more versatility. You can run and install virtually anything on your server. However, with this added control comes added responsibility.

    You are responsible for the security, backup, and maintenance of your server.

    CAUTION! Remember to keep your administrative password secure. Anyone who has administrative access to your server can manipulate the software and content that runs on your server.

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  • Unless you have Managed Backup Services with your server, we do not automatically back up your server. We do, however, offer an FTP backup service with our server accounts. For more information about our FTP backup service, please visit our website.

    You can also purchase a hardware firewall for your server from us. You can use a hardware firewall to control the traffic to and from your server. For more information about our firewall service, please visit our website.

    REPROVISIONING YOUR SERVER

    If, at any time, you want to revert to a clean setup on your server, you can reprovision it. Reprovisioning erases all of the content on your servers hard drive. Your server resets to its state at the time you first purchased it.

    You can reprovision your server by using the Hosting Control Center.

    To Reprovision Your Server

    1. Log in to your Account Manager.

    2. Click Servers.

    3. Next to the account you want to use, click Launch.

    4. Under the Support section, click Reprovision Server. The Reprovision Server page displays.

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  • 5. If you want to, enter a new host name and user name. These values default to the current host name and user name for the account.

    6. Enter and confirm a new password, and then click Continue.

    You receive a confirmation notice once your server is reprovisioned and ready to go. Typically, this takes less than five hours.

    GETTING HELP

    After you set up your server, you can easily get help by submitting a trouble ticket or initiating a chat session in the Hosting Control Center. Alternatively, you may contact Customer Support directly.

    To Open a Trouble Ticket

    1. Log in to your Account Manager.

    2. Click Servers.

    3. Click Launch Manager next to the server account that you want help with.

    4. In the Hosting Control Center, under Support, click Trouble Tickets.

    5. Enter your contact information, including an email address and phone number.

    6. Under Trouble Ticket Description, enter a summary and a detailed description of your issue.

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  • 7. Click Continue.

    8. Review your trouble ticket information and then click Submit.

    To Open a Chat Session

    1. Log in to your Account Manager.

    2. Click Servers.

    3. Click Launch Manager next to the server account that you want help with.

    4. In the Hosting Control Center, (in the top-right corner of the window) click Chat Now!

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  • OTHER RESOURCES

    Use these resources to learn more about managing your server:

    cPanel Documentation http://www.cpanel.net/docs.htm

    You can find documentation for cPanel and WebHost Manager on cPanels website.

    CentOS Documentation http://www.centos.org

    You can find User Manuals on CentOS website.

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    http://www.cpanel.net/docs.htmhttp://www.cpanel.net/docs.htmhttp://www.centos.orghttp://www.centos.org

  • Setting Up Your Dedicated ServerOnce you have purchased your server and weve worked on the initial configuration, you need to log in to your Hosting Control Center to finish setting things up.

    The Hosting Control Center is an easy place for you to set up your servers host name, user ID, and password. You can also use it to schedule server maintenance, reprovision your server, view bandwidth stats, request additional IPs, and submit trouble tickets.

    CHOOSING A HOST NAME, USER ID, AND PASSWORD

    When setting up your server, you create a host name, user ID, and password for your server. This is the user ID and password that you will use to connect to your server in the future. Its a good idea to have this material ready when you log in for the first time.

    Choosing a Host Name

    The servers host name (also known as your account name) is a unique name for your server. If you have multiple server accounts, the host names help you differentiate among them.

    A host name can be anything, as long as it:

    Contains 3-15 characters

    Starts with a letter

    Only includes letters, numbers, periods, or a hyphen

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  • Does not start or end with a period or hyphen

    Does not include any spaces or any other special characters

    Choosing a User ID

    A user ID is the primary ID that you use to access your server. This is also the user ID you use to access your server from an SSH or SCP program.

    CAUTION! Due to security reasons, you cannot log in directly to your server as root. However, you do have root access. To gain root access to your server, log in with your usual user ID and then use the su command.

    To learn more about root access, see Gaining Root Access on Your Servers.

    Your user ID can be between 4 and 32 lowercase alphanumeric characters. Your user ID cannot:

    Begin with a number

    Contain spaces, symbols, or capital letters

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  • You cannot use the following reserved terms as a user ID:

    adm

    admin

    administrator

    anonymous

    backup

    binftp

    body

    games

    gopher

    guest

    halt

    iusrlp

    mailnull

    news

    nfsno

    nobody

    nscdntp

    operator

    pcap

    root

    rpc

    rpcuserrpm

    smmsp

    sshd

    sync

    system

    uucp

    vcsa

    Choosing a Password for Your Server

    You use your servers password, along with your user ID, to connect to your server. It is also the password you use when you want to gain root access to your server. Keep in mind that Assisted Service Plan servers do not allow root access.

    To ensure your server is kept secure, your password must:

    Contains 7-14 characters

    Includes lowercase letters, uppercase letters, and numbers

    Not begin with a number or symbol

    Not contain backslashes, colons, single quotes, double quotes, spaces, ampersands (&), or the caret symbol (^)

    Not contain your user name

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